Q: What is it like working at CVS / Pharmacy?
Pharmacy Technician in Murrieta:
Pros: I'm good at it. I have a great bond with most of my patients as we are a neighborhood pharmacy. Work with a great team.
Cons: The company is horrible. They treat employees like garbage, making us do the workload of 4 people. We're so short staffed we can't give our customers the care and attention they should be getting at a health facility. Too much focus on scores and numbers.
Pharmacy Technician in Demopolis:
"It's a learning experience."
Pros: The learning process.
Cons: Attitudes from people who are at fault and favoritism.
Retail Shift Supervisor in Middletown:
"Can be stressful, and fun at times."
Pros: I have a say in how certain merchandise gets merchandised, and build sales. Also I can direct people on how to get a task done quickly.
Cons: Not enough time to get tasks accomplished. You are basically trying to do everything in the store, with only one other person running register.
Sales Clerk/Cashier in Warner Robins:
Pros: Location. Front store coworkers are great.
Cons: Too much is expected of too few employees. Unsafe store. Outdated registers. Counters held up by 2 by 4s. Difference in treatment of FS and Pharmacy. District manager is totally unqualified for the job.
Retail Shift Supervisor in Boston:
"It's a job, not a career."
Pros: Pay and benefits are not terrible. Somewhat flexible schedule, varies store to store.
Cons: Highly stressful, corporate micromanages, company wide programs designed to make managers fail.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Aiken:
Pros: I'm employed and I get paid......
Cons: Everything except for the fact they sign my checks.
Pharmacy Technician in Newhall:
Pros: Ability to help people.
Cons: No breaks.
Cashier in Edwardsville:
Pros: Customer service focused.
Retail Shift Supervisor in Florida:
Pros: In the bright side of the coin and I mean what is good, I have all the benefits I could expect from a big company like CVS. Medical insurance for me and my wife 4O1K and lot of training and support programs for employees that want to go a little step further and become professionals.
Cons: On the dirty side of the coin you have several things that should be fixed for the better for its employee and customers.
1.Remove the carpets. Its common sense you are in a pharmacy and the carpet its not hygienic and also might be harmful for allergic costumers. Its something that just doesn't make sense to keep up.
2. Renew the system and computers this old IBM registers are constantly freezing and we get really bad support for them beacuase their own technics don't have the pieces they need to fix them most of the time and don't talk about replacing the whole unit.....
3.assing more hours to the stores. Me personally had to work on mothers day with only one cashier. That includes counting all the registers we have a few save paperwork give my cashier his 30 mins of break attend pharmacy and front store complains give back up to my colleage and refill coolers. All because we have a very short budget for a very busy store.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in Kaufman:
"It's ok. .....sometimes."
Pros: I like helping the customers who actually treat me like I'm not beneath them.
Cons: Rude and mean customers!